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Fifth Grade (Grade 5) American Revolution Questions

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Grade 5 American Revolution
Who was the ruler of England during the Revolutionary War?
  1. Queen Elizabeth
  2. King George III
  3. King Edward
  4. General Thomas Howe
Grade 5 American Revolution
Massachusetts men who could be ready to fight at a minute's notice were called what?
  1. Patriots
  2. Loyalists
  3. Minutemen
  4. Tories
Grade 5 American Revolution
Who was appointed to by the Second Continental Congress to be in command of the Continental Army?
  1. Benjamin Franklin
  2. Thomas Jefferson
  3. George Washington
  4. Thomas Paine
Grade 5 American Revolution
"The Shot Heard Around the World" refers to which battle?
  1. Bunker Hill
  2. Lexington & Concord
  3. Boston Tea Party
  4. Boston Massacre
Grade 5 American Revolution
The Treaty of Paris of 1783 was the official end to the American Revolutionary War.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 American Revolution
Those who remained loyal to the King during the Revolution were known as what?
  1. Pacifists
  2. Loyalists
  3. Patriots
  4. None of the above
Grade 5 American Revolution
Who wrote Common Sense?
  1. Benjamin Franklin
  2. John Hancock
  3. William Wipple
  4. Thomas Paine
Grade 5 American Revolution
During the American Revolution, George Washington
  1. wrote the Declaration of Independence.
  2. commanded the Continental Army.
  3. was a loyalist.
  4. participated in the Boston Tea Party.
Grade 5 American Revolution
Paul Revere and William Dawes rode to these two cities to stop the British from taking their supplies.
  1. Philadelphia and New York City
  2. Boston and Baltimore
  3. Concord and Lexington
  4. Williamsburg and Wilmington
Grade 5 American Revolution
Colonists who met to talk and act against the new taxes from the British were called the                .
  1. Parliament
  2. Federalists
  3. Sons of Liberty
  4. Congress
Grade 5 American Revolution
Paul Revere and William Dawes rode to these two cities to stop the British from taking their supplies; the Revolutionary War also began here.
  1. Philadelphia and New York City
  2. Boston and Baltimore
  3. Concord and Lexington
  4. Williamsburg and Wilmington
Grade 5 American Revolution
Colonists who supported the actions of the British government were known as Loyalists, or               .
  1. Patriots
  2. Tories
  3. Sons of Liberty
  4. Allies
Grade 5 American Revolution
Many colonists protested the Stamp Act with a                 of British goods.
  1. buyout
  2. boycott
  3. tariff
  4. tax
Grade 5 American Revolution
What plan of government favored small states by giving them 2 electors per state?
  1. The New Jersey Plan
  2. The Virginia Plan
  3. The Connecticut Plan
  4. The New Hampshire Plan
Grade 5 American Revolution
The Declaration of Independence was signed in 1776 in which of the following cities?
  1. Philadelphia
  2. Washington, D.C.
  3. New York
  4. Boston
Grade 5 American Revolution
Which of these laws made colonists provide British soldiers with food, transportation and housing?
  1. the Stamp Act
  2. the Quartering Act
  3. the Tea Act
Grade 5 American Revolution
The colonists who were against the British now called themselves               .
  1. Loyalist
  2. Patriots
  3. Traitors
  4. fighters
Grade 5 American Revolution
During the American Revolution, most Native American groups                                 
  1. remained neutral
  2. sided with the British
  3. sided with the Americans
  4. switched loyalties at least once
Grade 5 American Revolution
The Declaration of Independence stated that?
  1. The authority to govern belonged to the colonists.
  2. The authority to govern belonged to the British
  3. The authority to tax belonged to the king
  4. The authority to tax belonged to the British
Grade 5 American Revolution
After the Boston Massacre, John Hancock and other people from Boston formed a group that was against the British. They wanted the British troops to leave Boston. He worked closely with the patriot Samuel Adams. They led the Whig Party in Massachusetts.
From 1775 to 1780, Hancock was a member of the Continental Congress. He served as president from 1775 until 1777. He was also the first to sign the Declaration of Independence. He was the first governor of the state of Massachusetts. He was governor from 1780 to 1785 and from 1789 until his death in 1793.

Based on this passage, which of these is true about John Hancock?
  1. He was a British loyalist in the beginning of the war
  2. He was an important political leader and founding father
  3. He was an important military leader in the Contineantal Army
  4. He drafted the Declaration of Independece
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